You might remember the phrase “world of tomorrow,” which was used to depict the dazzling future that technology was expected to bring to civilization. A “golden age” of technology is here now and that includes contemporary hearing aids.
Having the ability to connect to your computer, smartphone, or TV is something that lots of modern hearing aid designs come with. This will put the sound of these devices directly in your ears so people around you will feel more relaxed and won’t have to ask you to turn down the volume.
While these technological features are perfect for entertainment applications, some hearing aid users find the functions too complicated and often don’t activate them. However, this could wind up being an expensive mistake.
Enhanced Connectivity Brings Another Level of Safety
According to the Fire Protection Research Foundation, a substantial number of people aged 50 or older are not able to hear their smoke detector. Do you have any rooms in your home where it would be hard to hear your smoke alarm? This can at times be challenging even if you have a hearing aid. Thankfully, this life threatening risk is already being minimized by new technology.
Every year, new devices are designed and made available to the public. New hearing aids are able to connect to fire alarms that are a component of your smart home systems. This means you’ll hear the alarm wherever you are in your house. It works in basically exactly like connecting your phone to any other smart device. But streaming your hearing aid to your fire alarm can actually save your life.
Smart Home Doorbells Can Stream to Hearing Aids
Connecting your hearing aid to all of the technology in your smart home gives you more than simply a safety factor, it also has a convenience and entertainment element, particularly at your front door. Wi-fi connected doorbells have become prevalent among homeowners. The advantage of these doorbells is that they offer audio and video features.
That’s one more device in your smart home that your hearing aid can connect to and that’s great news. Who’s that at your door? A Wi-fi doorbell would transmit audio directly to your hearing aid so you would know who’s at the door immediately.
Why is it Worthwhile to Ensure That You Get it Set up?
It takes time to set these features up to work with your hearing aid, and that stops many people from utilizing them. Still, it’s important to understand that connecting your hearing aid to smart technology in your home can make your life safer, more comfortable, and ultimately more enjoyable.
The best part? We can demonstrate how to use these functions when you purchase your hearing aid. Even if you’re still not sure after you get home, the internet is a great resource for set-up help.
In short, if you’ve bought a new hearing aid that has wi-fi capabilities, you’re missing out if you don’t set them up.
When to Upgrade Your Hearing Aids
Older hearing aid designs don’t have as many connectivity possibilities. Furthermore, the audio quality of hearing aids is improving every day. Increase your hearing and quality of life by making an appointment with us to talk about a hearing aid upgrade.